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Overwhelmed!!!

Posted by on Jul. 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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I'm 35, 5' 2 1/2", 153 lbs. This is the most I've ever weight in my life!! I really need to start doing something abut it. I'm in need of some help figuring my BMR and the best way to start working on losing this weight and getting healthier!! There's just sooo many diets and exercise plans, I really dont know where to start! Also, I have RA, which makes exercising difficult at times. Not just the physical issues from it, but the fatigue and depression as well.
Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated!!
by on Jul. 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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cj123573
by Member on Jul. 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

 I don't know how to do BMR's, some other folks on here do though, so hopefully they can step in. 

If you're feeling overwhelmed, try and break things down into smaller goals.  Incorporate more water into your diet, once that's established, move on to cleaning up your food intake (while keeping the water intake up), then add an exercise routine (while keeping water and your nutrition goals).  Smaller goals help things seem attainable.  You'll also want to find the exercise that you like to do.  Classes, walking, running, if you like it, it's much more likely that you can stick with it.  This may also help with the fatigue and depression as well. 

Good luck!!

mjgm1966
by Bronze Member on Jul. 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

 I totally agree.  Add more water..and cut out fast foods.  That's what I did.  And gradually started cleaning up the res of my eating.  Baby steps....but you'll get there.  Good luck...

Quoting cj123573:

 I don't know how to do BMR's, some other folks on here do though, so hopefully they can step in. 

If you're feeling overwhelmed, try and break things down into smaller goals.  Incorporate more water into your diet, once that's established, move on to cleaning up your food intake (while keeping the water intake up), then add an exercise routine (while keeping water and your nutrition goals).  Smaller goals help things seem attainable.  You'll also want to find the exercise that you like to do.  Classes, walking, running, if you like it, it's much more likely that you can stick with it.  This may also help with the fatigue and depression as well. 

Good luck!!

 

devilbabie
by on Jul. 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I also agree with the ladies above, but one thing that has helped me is portion size and eating regularly, 3 meals and snacks in between, I eat as healthy as I can, but as soon as I added that to my routine I started losing weight again...

smfox
by Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM
Thank you for the suggestions ladies!
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jul. 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Eating as clean as possible...fruits, veggies, lean protein, whole grains, little to no processed food and plenty of water!  Good luck!

wahmx3
by Shelley on Jul. 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Don't do a diet, do a lifestyle change....cut back on processed food and treats....add more fruits and veggies to your day, lean proteins, drink lots of water. If you want your BMR calculated, do a separate post and include the info you have posted here with your age, weight,height, if you breastfeed and how many days a week you plan on exercising. Consult your doctor on exercises but you should find you feel better and have more energy once you start a regualr exercise routine.

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